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Albuquerque police investigating alleged Jon Jones car accident


Albuquerque police said on Twitter Sunday that they were investigating an car accident involving UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who some are reporting is out of UFC 187 as a result.

Here’s what the Albuquerque police said on Twitter:

Rumors of Jones’ involvement in an incident surfaced Sunday afternoon when MMA Twitter personality/newsbreaker “Front Row Brian” said the fighter was out of his UFC 187 fight after being involved in a hit and run.

Front Row Brian tweeted some extremely explosive details before later backtracking.

Once his tweets went viral, Brian began to back down:

Though Albuquerque police confirmed Jon Jones was not in custody — and Brian corrected that part — that does not mean that his report about Jones being out of the May 23 fight with Anthony Johnson is inaccurate.

MMA Weekly separately reported that Jones was out for the fight, however, they later retracted that claim while confirming the car accident.

When LBS reached out to police prior to the tweet, we were told that Jones was not in custody and that they had not heard of any incident of the sort.

What we can tell you is that Jones was out with Andrei Arlovski at a Twin Peaks on Saturday night to watch UFC 186. Arlovski and Jones train together with Greg Jackson in Albuquerque. There is a Twin Peaks in Albuquerque.

Why so serious ??? Watching UFC 186 at the twin peaks w Jon Jones

Posted by Andrei Arlovski on Saturday, April 25, 2015

MMA reporter Josh Gross says Jackson has not been able to contact Jones:

Ariel Helwani reported something similar:

At this point it is too early to confirm that Jones is out of the fight and that he was involved in a car accident. We will continue to keep you updated on all the existing information.

UPDATE: Police say witnesses believe Jones was the driver and they found marijuana inside the car after the accident.


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